Founded in 1873, Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland) is a leader in higher education in Maryland. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first Catholic college for women in the United States to award the four-year baccalaureate degree to the members of the first graduating class.

The University offers a range of undergraduate majors such as art, biology, business, chemistry, classical studies, communication arts, computer information systems, computer science, corporate communications, digital media arts, economics, engineering, English, history, and more. Graduate Studies at Notre Dame cover a comprehensive spectrum of disciplines. Master's programs offered include the Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication, etc.

Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the Maryland State Department of Education. The University has received accreditation for its education department and programs from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It is the first private college or university in the state of Maryland to be fully accredited by this organization.

The School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The Accelerated College nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Ranking Profile:

- Notre Dame of Maryland University is ranked 32nd among Tier 1 Regional Universities (North) by US News 2012.

- Rated 30th in Tier 1 in the category "Universities-Master's (North)" by US News 2010. In addition it was named to “Great Schools, Great Prices” in the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges.

* Next: Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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